Our Children

A film about director Silvestar Kolbas, his wife Nataša and their three children – Jakov, Eva and Ante.

Silvestar has for some time been the oldest Kolbas in his family. His parents are dead; his father died before the war, his mother a few years back. He is 58, just like his father when he died. He had a younger brother, who died from the consequences of the war. This is his second marriage. He has three children. Jakov, from his first marriage, who is now 28. Eva, from his second marriage, conceived in vitro, now 12. Ante, adopted from an orphanage when he was 8, now 13. Some of the questions the director asks in this film are: How do the children affect the feelings and opinions, as well as the relationship between husband and wife? How does he affect each child? What is his relationship with a particular child and does he give them all equal amounts of love? Do children change him? Does each of them do it differently? How do the children see him and his wife and how do they see their attitude to themselves?


Silvestar Kolbas

Croatian cinematographer who had his directorial debut in 2003, with his acclaimed autobiographical film ''All about Eva''. In recent years he has been making feature-length documentaries, mostly for Factum.
Original title: Naša djeca
Year of production: 2021.
Screening time: 80'
Production company: Factum
Co-Finanier: Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Written and directed by: Silvestar Kolbas
Producer: Nenad Puhovski